How can I recover data from a five disk raid 5 on HP Proliant DL 380

Yomi Farinde asked:

How can I recover data from a five disk raid 5 on HP Proliant DL 380 where four of the five disks are reporting a SMART error. I have some critical data on the failed logical drive and checking online all I am getting is that the data is lost.

My answer:


That’s because your data is lost. A RAID 5 can only tolerate one drive failure. If four drives failed, there is nothing left to do but replace them and restore from backup.


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